Application and Interview Process
Below is information regarding the application and interview procedures for the University of Mississippi Medical Center Psychology Internship Training Program.
Doctoral students in APA-accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology programs, who have accrued a minimum of 500 hours of documented, psychologist supervised direct client contact hours through a combination of therapy and assessment experience as verified by the training director of the doctoral program, are eligible to apply to the internship program. All coursework required for the doctoral degree must be completed prior to the start of internship, as well as any qualifying, comprehensive, or preliminary doctoral examinations.
We prefer candidates whose doctoral dissertations will be completed, or at least well under way, before the beginning of the internship year. In addition, we are interested in applicants who desire to become licensed psychologists and practice psychology in academic and other clinical research settings.
Applicants who are not currently registered in a clinical or counseling psychology PhD program must include a letter from the director of a clinical or counseling program stating that their training and practicum have been equivalent to a PhD program in clinical or counseling psychology. As an equal opportunity training program, the internship welcomes and strongly encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, disability or other minority status.
- We utilize the AAPI Online. The program application can be completed online at www.appic.org. Applicants are required to submit: 1) a completed AAPI, 2) three letters of recommendation, 3) a current Curriculum Vita, and 4) a transcript from all graduate programs attended. No additional materials are required. The application deadline for the 2023-2024 training year is November 15th.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews for the 2023-2024 internship training year will only be offered virtually. Applicants will participate in virtual individual and group meetings with program faculty, as well as virtual meetings with our current interns. Please check our program website for announcements regarding upcoming virtual events for prospective applicants to our program.
- Also, the selection committee would very much like to have the opportunity to meet prospective candidates. After we receive your application, we will let you know if you have been selected for an interview. Once you are selected, you will be contacted by our program administrator and may be contacted by current interns who will help coordinate your interview. Also, please feel free to introduce yourself to a faculty member while participating at upcoming in-person or virtual conferences, such as ABCT, as it is helpful for us to put a face with a name.
For more information
- Hannah Ford, PhD
Director, Psychology Internship (Residency) and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology
2500 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39216-4505
Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Notification of acceptance
As a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), the University of Mississippi Medical Center Psychology Internship Program abides by the APPIC Policy on Internship Offers and Acceptances, and participates in the APPIC computer-matching program. No person at this facility will offer, solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information regarding any intern applicant.
Program administrator Kristin Herbison is invaluable to our internship program. She is our contact person and keeps us all running on schedule. Email her for information about the program, the application process or with general questions about the program.